Good morning one and all. Respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends, it is my pleasure and privilege to stand before you today. I am honored to have this opportunity to speak to such a distinguished audience.Today on this occasion, I would like to share a few words on one of the greatest physicists Albert Einstein.
Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, who was born in Germany, is regarded as one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. Einstein, who was born on March 14th, 1879, was always passionate in math and physics. In 1905, after earning his PhD from the University of Zurich, he published four seminal papers that year, laying the groundwork for contemporary physics.
The general relativity theory, which covers the behaviour of large objects in space and their impact on the curvature of spacetime, is one of Einstein’s most well-known theories. This theory fundamentally altered our knowledge of the universe and challenged and superseded our prior concept of gravity.
In addition to his contributions to the theory of general relativity, Einstein also made significant advances in the field of quantum mechanics. He is well known for the equation E=mc2, which illustrates how mass and energy relate to one another. One of the fundamental principles of contemporary physics, this equation serves as the foundation for the idea of mass-energy equivalence.
For his explanation of the photoelectric effect, which is the emission of electrons from a material as it absorbs light, Einstein won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. The knowledge of the nature of light and the development of quantum mechanics are his contributions.
In addition to his scientific accomplishments, Einstein was a fervent supporter of social justice and world peace. He was a member of the American Civil Liberties Union and an outspoken opponent of the nuclear arms race. Additionally, he travelled widely to advocate for international peace and to warn against the risks of nuclear weapons.
In essence, Albert Einstein was a great visionary who revolutionised our perception of the cosmos and established the basis for contemporary physics. His work and ideas continue to have an impact on the scientific community today, inspiring both scientists and non-scientists alike. I would like to end with these encouraging words by him, “You never fail until you stop trying.”